The first thing a client asks us is how much does a LinkedIn profile photo cost? This depends on several factors. If you want it taken in central London at a professional corporate portrait photographer’s studio, this will be the most expensive option. The photographer will pay a high rent for their studio, which will be passed on to you. They will have professional studio lighting and background rolls along with a professional digital camera and a portrait lens. Again all costs will be passed on to you. The rates you will pay will vary from £150 to £300, and although this seems high in comparison to your friend taking a photo of you on their phone, it is worth it in the long run, and this is the first thing clients will look at when visiting your LinkedIn profile page.
A cheaper option is to ask a corporate photographer to come to your London offices with a portable studio set-up. Select a photographer whose portfolio you like and email them with your requirements. You can even get other people in your office to chip in and get their LinkedIn profile photos taken. This saves you money as once they are in the office and have all their equipment set up, then capturing other people’s photos will be cheaper. For example, we charge £150 plus VAT for an individual LinkedIn profile photo with a session lasting 20 mins, but if we do an hour session, we can capture approximately four people’s LinkedIn profile photos at a cost of £250 plus VAT.
When people ask us how much does a LinkedIn profile photo cost? Our cheapest option is to do a headshot with a London backdrop. This means no studio lighting or need for a background and stand. We use a professional digital camera and a portrait lens and will position clients in our favourite London areas. We like to shoot on the Millenium Bridge with St Pauls in the background or at More London with views of the City in the background. These are great if the client wants his LinkedIn profile photo to show he works in London.